Products Liability

Lake County Product Liability Injury Attorney

We are all consumers. Every day, our families use and rely on a wide range of products, such as the toys our children play with, the appliances, devices, and tools we use around the house, the car we drive to work, or the medicines we take. Since these items are on the market available for purchase, we understandably presume that they are safe and reliable. But too often, that presumption is wrong.

Just because consumers can buy a product, even if a government agency has given its seal of approval, does not mean that it can’t fail catastrophically. Every year, thousands of Americans are tragically hurt or lose their lives due to dangerous or defective products. These are not random accidents or the result of misuse. Instead, these incidents are a direct consequence of companies putting profits ahead of people by cutting corners and designing, manufacturing, or selling products that never should have been in consumers’ hands.

Lake County products liability attorney Kirk Moyer holds greedy or negligent companies responsible for the injuries and losses caused by their actions. Using his quarter-century of experience and success fighting for injured individuals and their families throughout Chicagoland, Kirk obtains compensation for consumers whose lives have been disrupted or forever changed because of a dangerous or defective product.

What is “Products Liability”?

“Products liability” is the term used for imposing responsibility on companies when the products they manufacture or sell injure a consumer. But that term is a bit misleading. People do not suffer injuries because of the product itself. Instead, they must rebuild their lives because of acts or omissions by companies that should have known better or that were otherwise negligent.

The fault may lay with a designer that developed the product poorly. Blame may fall on a manufacturer that made a mistake while producing the product. Perhaps a company failed to warn consumers about the product’s dangers or even covered-up and turned a blind eye to its risks.

Illinois products liability law allows consumers who were injured because of a defective or unsafe or dangerous product to seek compensation from designers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers who negligently produce, distribute, or sell such goods.

Types of Product Liability Claims

Many types of negligence can form the basis of a product liability lawsuit. The three primary bases of most such claims are:

  • Design Defects
    These claims are based on whether a product could have been produced from a safer design without it losing its function or purpose.
  • Manufacturing Defects
    Even if a product is safely designed, it may be dangerous if it is not manufactured properly or according to the correct specifications.
  • Marketing Defects
    These claims include the failure to warn consumers about preventable and known risks. Packaging and labeling mistakes can also be the basis of marketing defect product liability lawsuits.

Holding Companies Accountable in All Product Liability Matters

Kirk provides determined and experienced representation in injury cases related to all manner of defective or dangerous consumer goods, including:

  • Household products
  • Toys
  • Baby products
  • Construction materials
  • Tools
  • Food poisoning
  • Home appliances
  • Dangerous packaging
  • Sports and safety equipment
  • Motor vehicles
  • Car brakes and tires
  • Defective drugs
  • Medical devices
  • Lawn equipment

Injured By a Consumer Product? Call Kirk Moyer For a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one suffered an injury because of a product you purchased or used, it may well be the result of negligence or wrongdoing by the companies that put that product on shelves and in your hands. If that is the case, you should not have to bear the costs of such misconduct alone

Driven by a commitment to help people who are struggling with physical, emotional, practical, and financial challenges through no fault of their own, Kirk Moyer fights tirelessly to get the maximum amount of compensation available for clients in products liability matters. He is an ally and advocate that injury victims can rely on to help them through difficult times.
Please give Kirk a call at (847) 244-3444 to arrange for your FREE initial consultation.